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- Some-holds-barred fighting. Petrozzello, Donna // Broadcasting & Cable;06/23/97, Vol. 127 Issue 26, p54
Describes the new rules adopted by producers of `Ultimate Fighting Championship' sporting events to make the matches more appealing to cable television operators. Profitability of the pay-per-view bouts; Establishment of weight-specific classes; Requirement for fighters to wear martial arts...
- Men's cabler to keep fighting' through '08. Martin, Denise // Daily Variety;3/22/2006, Vol. 290 Issue 59, p2
The article reports on the new agreement between Spike TV and Viacom Inc. for the continuous showing of the sport program "Ultimate Fighting Championship" until 2008 in the U.S. The arrangement includes airing several television shows such as the twelve episodes of "Ultimate Fight Night Live,"...
- SNL Kagan: Sports Costs Are Going, Going, Gone. FARRELL, MIKE // Multichannel News;1/26/2015, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p9
The article reports on a research by research firm SNL Kagan which found rise in television sports programming costs in comparison to film-oriented channels, general networks and family/kids' channels due to rise in sports rights fees, and sports surcharges imposed by distributors including DirecTV.
- Spike TV Gets 'Aggressive' on Live Sports. // Multichannel News;10/17/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 39, p16
The article reports that Spike TV of Spike Digital Entertainment Inc. has aimed to combine live and multiplatform coverage of sports driven that is driven by social media to attract a demographic of men from 18 to 49 years old in the U.S., particularly mixed-martial-arts (MMA) fans.
- Ultimate Fighting Gets Web-Carriage Deal. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;05/08/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 19, p145
Reports on Internet distribution company PayForView.com's deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) franchise. PayForView.com's distribution of UFC's mixed-martial arts events; Anticipation of incremental revenue from the upstart broadband-video-distribution service.
- Pricey soccer deals bite ITV, Setanta. Clarke, Steve // Daily Variety;3/4/2009, Vol. 302 Issue 43, p7
The article reports on the deal between commercial television broadcaster Independent Television (ITV) and sports channel operator Setanta to re-negotiate the terms of Â£425 million soccer contracts from the Football Association (FA) in London, England. It states that ITV and Setanta were...
- LIVE AND KICKING. Howarth, Brad // Inside Film;May2007, Issue 98, p36
The article focuses on the outside broadcast (OB) industry in Australia. While other sectors of the television industry struggled, the Australian OB industry has been boosted by the rise of pay television and a decreased interest in televised movies and series. OB production has expanded its...
- WHAT TO WATCH THIS MONTH. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;May2006, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p50
The article features several sports television programs as of 2006. These include the NCAA Men's Frozen Four, Milwaukee on April 8, UFC 59, Anaheim, California featuring Andrei Arlovsk against Tim Sylvia and Tito Ortiz faces off against Forrest Griffin on April 15 and NFL Draft, Day 1, New York...
- Dana White. Umstead, R. Thomas // Broadcasting & Cable;6/15/2009, Vol. 139 Issue 24, p22
The article profiles Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts sports franchise. It looks at how White manage to revive UFC from a once-failing sport, due to its violence leading to the sports virtual ban, to one of the most watched series in...